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News: Kellan Lutz, Stoning Whales, Project 1138, Liz Cheney

Lutz road Robert Pattinson wants to have "man boobs" just like Kellan Lutz.

 road The second openly gay legislator in four months has resigned from Utah's House of Representatives, bringing the number down to just one.

 road Liz Cheney might be reintroducing a new Red Scare.

 road Gaymers rejoice: You can now add your sexual orientation to your Xbox Live profile.

 road So how exactly does one stone a whale to death?

 road Hank Azaria has smooth nipples.

 road JFK love letters to his mistress sold at auction for six figures.

 road Project 1138 launches Website. The organization "is designed to increase public awareness of the 1,138 federal marital benefits and protections denied to same-sex couples as the result of marriage inequality."

 road Shia Lebeouf is blessed.

 road Are you ready to see a Green Lantern-clad Ryan Reynolds in 3-D?

 road Uh-Oh: "Large amounts of a powerful greenhouse gas are bubbling up from a long-frozen seabed north of Siberia, raising fears of far bigger leaks that could stoke global warming."


Drew Barrymore and Little Edie Welcome you to Grey Gardens

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A promo for HBO's Grey Gardens has aired. The adaptation of the documentary about the reclusive cousins of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is coming at the end of March. I've screencapped a couple of shots for comparison — the HBO adaptation above, the original documentary below.

Barrymore talked to W about the role: "I was excited to bring my own pain to something. I mean, contrary to my happy-go-luckiness, I have so much darkness in there. Playing Edie, I felt like s---. I thought, I’m afraid beyond anything I’ve ever known. I’m miserable; I’m scared; I feel sick all the time. And I was like, Good! At least I have somewhere to put it. You know what? I’m not f---in’ happy all the time. I like making people feel good, but it was great not to have to please anybody. I was out there for myself and for her.”

Both clips, along with an Advocate tour of the house today, are AFTER THE JUMP...

It features Drew Barrymore (above) as Little Edie Beale (below), Jessica Lange as Big Edie, and Jeanne Tripplehorn as Jackie O.

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News: Son of JFK, Kevin Rudd, Alabama, Writer's Strike

road.jpg Australia issues official apology for mistreating Aborigines: "Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told parliament that past policies of assimilation, under which aboriginal children were taken from their families to be brought up in white households, were a stain on the nation's soul. 'Today, the parliament has come together to right a great wrong,' Rudd said. 'We apologize for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians.'"

Buttarsroad.jpg Yep, that's a look of pure hate if I've ever seen one.

road.jpg Brad Pitt to renege on promise that he would not be getting married until gay people can?

road.jpg Back to TV: The writer's strike is officially over!

road.jpg Brazilian gay rights leader Alexandre Peixe dos Santos bashed: "gagged, hooded and beaten by an unknown number of attackers."

road.jpg London to host 2009 European gay rugby Union Cup: Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, said: 'The tournament will provide a platform to introduce lesbian and gay sport to new audiences.' The first Union Cup was held in 2005 in Montpellier, France and then in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2007."

Jfksonroad.jpg Man claims to be JFK's son, wants DNA TEST from Kennedy clan.

road.jpg Scottish police station hoists rainbow flag. Chief Inspector: "The contribution of LGBT people is often forgotten or ignored. It's great the police is able to recognise those efforts. It sends out the message of support to staff members and the wider public that the force is committed to diversity and equality. I'm sad if some people are unhappy about the flag for religious reasons, but I know many religious people who do not feel it goes against their faith and they are very supportive."

road.jpg Court orders $3100 fine for Swedish kennel owner who refused to sell a puppy to a woman because she was a lesbian.

road.jpg Hod: Jewish Orthodox gay group's web presence is born: "We are being watched with a magnifying glass right now. We have to be careful not to ruin our relations with the Orthodox establishment. Besides, we are not at the stage where we can express our opinions about same-sex partnerships and families. Our battles are at a much more elementary level. We are trying to convince rabbis, educators, lay leaders and even the general public that homosexuality is not a mental sickness."

Williams2road.jpg CLASSY: Paparazzi snaps Michelle Williams beside skeleton on first day back from Heath Ledger funeral.

road.jpg Patron turned away from South African gay bar because of his race.

road.jpg Birth of gay group at University of Alabama remembered with exhibition: "25 years later, a collection of everything relating to the group — papers, posters, letters, shirts — has been donated to the university's archives. 'No school is fully represented by its official records. We need the unofficial record, too,' said Clark Center, curator of the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library. 'The collection is important in that it represents a student group's activities and their intersection with the wider world.' The collection was gathered by Josh Burford, who was approached about a year ago by students wanting to research homosexuals in Tuscaloosa for a paper in his class on modern gay America. By calling on past faculty advisors and members of the group, he was able to collect boxes of papers still kept in basements and offices."

road.jpg Listen to Mariah Carey's new track "Touch My Body".


Mitt Romney's JFK Photo Op: Fmr Governor, You're No Jack Kennedy

With all the Kennedy-Romney comparisons going on yesterday about Mitt Romney's "religion and the presidency" speech" Andrew Sullivan took a visual trip back into presidential imagery, and asks, was it staged?

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What do you think?

Not a doubt in my mind, although I was inspired to dig up the clip AFTER THE JUMP...

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Assassinated Presidents

These have been around for a while, but now seems as good a time as any to trot them out again. Eerie similarities between the lives of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, both assassinated.

Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Lincoln's wife lost a child while living in the White House.
Kennedy's wife lost a child while living in the White House.

Both were directly concerned with Civil Rights.

Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy who told him not to go to the theater.
Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln who told him not to go to Dallas.

Lincoln was shot in the back of  the head in the presence of his wife.
Kennedy was shot in the back of  the head in the presence of his wife.

Lincoln shot in the Ford Theatre.
Kennedy shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford.

Both were killed on a Friday.

Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was known by three names, comprised of fifteen letters.
Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was known by three names, comprised of fifteen letters.

Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and fled to a warehouse.
Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and fled to a theater.

Booth was killed before being brought to trial.
Oswald was killed before being brought to trial.

Lincoln's successor was Andrew Johnson, born in 1808.
Kennedy's successor was Lyndon Johnson, born in 1908.


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